From caves and mountain hiking to beaches and relaxing, from shopping to gastronomic experiences, art museums and galleries.
Mallorca has it all!
Mallorca (or Majorca) is the largest of the Balearic Islands with superb airline and ferry connections (its airport ranks third after Madrid and Barcelona). It is well known for its beautiful beaches and transparent waters, but it also offers stunning scenery and hiking possibilities in the 90km long Serra de Tramuntana mountains, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Palma de Mallorca:
culture & gastronomy
Palma is dominated by the Gothic cathedral and the Palau de l’Almudaina, which has always been and still is the official residence of the Kings of Spain in Mallorca. The Cathedral (known by the locals as “La Seu”) has additions by Antonio Gaudí and by the local artist, Miquel Barceló, who between 2001 and 2006 totally refurbished and decorated the San Pedro chapel.
Find time to lose yourself in the narrow streets of the old town, where you will discover fine old palaces as well as plenty of interesting shopping opportunities and small bars and restaurants to enjoy the typical gastronomy. Try the local produce, such as “sobrassada”, the red sausage-shaped spread made of pork and paprika, or the sweet “ensaïmada”, a swirl-shaped pastry.
Much more to discover
You will find charming villages all over the island and to name just a few: Valldemossa, where Chopin and George Sand lived out their love story; Deià, the cradle of many famous artists and bohemians and Alcudia, with its walled old town.
For those looking for culture the island has a wide range of museums and art galleries: the Joan Miró Foundation (Palma), Can Prunera (Soller), Ben Jakober (Alcudia) and CCA Andratx, to name but a few.